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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896425/probability-and-pattern-of-occult-cervical-lymph-node-metastases-in-primary-parotid-carcinoma
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Dominik Stodulski, Bogusław Mikaszewski, Hanna Majewska, Piotr Wiśniewski, Czesław Stankiewicz
The present study was undertaken to evaluate real probability and pattern of cervical occult lymph node metastases (OLNM) in primary parotid carcinoma (PPC). We carried out a retrospective analysis of 66 patients treated in years 1992-2010 due to PPC, who underwent elective neck dissection (END). In search of risk factors for OLNM, we analysed the following parameters: age, sex, pT-Status, tumour size, skin invasion, facial nerve palsy, tumour fixation, extraparotid extension, localization, grade, histology, intra/periparotid LN metastases (IPLNM)...
November 28, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882810/what-has-changed-in-the-prevalence-of-hypertension-in-dialyzed-children-during-the-last-decade
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Marcin Tkaczyk, Małgorzata Stańczyk, Monika Miklaszewska, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Ryszard Wierciński, Roman Stankiewicz, Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Jacek Zachwieja, Halina Borzęcka, Ilona Zagożdżon, Beata Leszczyńska, Anna Medyńska, Piotr Adamczyk, Maria Szczepańska, Wojciech Fendler
BACKGROUND: Hypertension very often accompanies progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. A cross-sectional analysis of hypertension prevalence in dialyzed children in Poland was designed with a comparison with the data previously recorded 10 years earlier. METHODS: Two cohorts of children were analyzed: 59 subjects dialyzed in 2013, and 134 children from the previous study performed in 2003 that were reevaluated according to the current methodology...
November 24, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882178/modulatory-effects-of-feeding-pregnant-and-lactating-mice-rhodiola-kirilowii-extracts-on-the-immune-system-of-offspring
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Sławomir Lewicki, Barbara Joanna Bałan, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Robert Zdanowski, Marta Stelmasiak, Łukasz Szymański, Wanda Stankiewicz
Plants of Rhodiola genus are medicinal herbs that have a number of therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity. The present study aimed to determine whether the use Rhodiola kirilowii as an immunostimulant during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the development of the offspring immune system. Following mating, pregnant mice were placed in three groups that were fed during pregnancy and lactation with R. kirilowii aqueous extract (RKW; 20 mg/kg), R. kirilowii 50% hydro-alcoholic extract (RKW-A; 20 mg/kg) or water (control group), receiving water...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880765/mechanisms-for-complex-chromosomal-insertions
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Shen Gu, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Zeynep Coban Akdemir, Bo Yuan, Mitchell L Cooper, Maria A Magriñá, Carlos A Bacino, Seema R Lalani, Amy M Breman, Janice L Smith, Ankita Patel, Rodger H Song, Weimin Bi, Sau Wai Cheung, Claudia M B Carvalho, Paweł Stankiewicz, James R Lupski
Chromosomal insertions are genomic rearrangements with a chromosome segment inserted into a non-homologous chromosome or a non-adjacent locus on the same chromosome or the other homologue, constituting ~2% of nonrecurrent copy-number gains. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms of their formation. We identified 16 individuals with complex insertions among 56,000 individuals tested at Baylor Genetics using clinical array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870540/lyme-disease-in-poland-in-2014
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Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Irena Chrześcijańska
INTRODUCTION: Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease, caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia genus transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes genus. Infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi occur throughout Poland and therefore, according also to ECDC description, the whole country should be considered as an endemic area. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological situation of Lyme disease in Poland in 2014 in comparison to the previous years...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854417/meningitis-and-encephalitis-in-poland-in-2014
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Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Anna Piotrowska
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiology of meningitis and/or encephalitis in Poland in 2014. INTRODUCTION: In the last three years in Poland, about 3000 cases of meningitis and/or encephalitis of viral or bacterial etiology were recorded annually. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Assessment of the epidemiological situation of meningitis and/or encephalitis in Poland in 2014, was based on the results of the analysis of epidemiological reports sent to the NIZP-PZH by the Regional Sanitary-Epidemiological Stations published in the annual bulletin “Infectious diseases and poisonings in Poland in 2014” and “Preventive immunizations in Poland in 2014”...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854416/rubella-in-poland-in-2014
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Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Justyna Rogalska, Aleksandra Polkowska
BACKGROUND: In 2004, Poland has adopted the WHO goal of rubella elimination and congenital rubella syndrome prevention. The main target of the Programme is to stop transmission of the virus in the environment and prevention of congenital rubella in children. In Poland participation in the rubella elimination program requires clinical diagnosis of rubella cases and their confirmation with laboratory tests. Vaccination against rubella was introduced in 1987, initially only in 13 - year-old girls...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853923/the-cognitive-and-behavioral-phenotypes-of-individuals-with-chrna7-duplications
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M A Gillentine, L N Berry, R P Goin-Kochel, M A Ali, J Ge, D Guffey, J A Rosenfeld, V Hannig, P Bader, M Proud, M Shinawi, B H Graham, A Lin, S R Lalani, J Reynolds, M Chen, T Greb, C G Minard, P Stankiewicz, A L Beaudet, C P Schaaf
Chromosome 15q11q13 is among the least stable regions in the genome due to its highly complex genomic architecture. Low copy repeat elements at 15q13.3 facilitate recurrent copy number variants (CNVs), with deletions established as pathogenic and CHRNA7 implicated as a candidate gene. However, the pathogenicity of duplications of CHRNA7 is unclear, as they are found in affected probands as well as in reportedly healthy parents and unaffected control individuals. We evaluated 18 children with microduplications involving CHRNA7, identified by clinical chromosome microarray analysis (CMA)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851885/measles-in-poland-in-2014
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Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Justyna Rogalska
BACKGROUND: Since 1998, Poland has been actively participating in the Measles Elimination Program, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO). It requires achieving and maintaining very high vaccine coverage (>95%), recording all cases and suspected cases of measles, and laboratory testing of all suspected measles cases in the WHO Reference Laboratory. In Poland it is a Laboratory of Department of Virology, NIPHNIH. In order to confirm or exclude the case of measles specific measles IgM antibodies should be measured using Elisa test, or molecular testing (PCR) should be performed to detect the presence measles virus RNA in biological material...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851884/pertussis-in-poland-in-2014
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Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Jolanta Rudowska
INTRODUCTION: In Poland, they are still recorded high number of cases whooping cough - five-year median for 2005-2009 and 2010-2014 are similar and amount to 5.2 and 5.5 per 100 000 population. The trend of the incidence of pertussis in a high percentage of adults that was observed in years between 2009-2011 (the results of the National Research Epidemiology of Pertussis), in subsequent years, ie. 2012-2014 was halted. Still the most effective strategy to prevent illness is the vaccination according to the current vaccination calendar...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822317/narrowing-the-foxf1-distant-enhancer-region-on-16q24-1-critical-for-acdmpv
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Przemyslaw Szafranski, Carmen Herrera, Lori A Proe, Brittany Coffman, Debra L Kearney, Edwina Popek, Paweł Stankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACDMPV) is a rare lethal lung developmental disorder caused by heterozygous point mutations or genomic deletions involving FOXF1 or its 60-kb tissue-specific enhancer region mapping 270 kb upstream of FOXF1 and involving fetal lung-expressed long non-coding RNA genes and CpG-enriched sites. Recently, we have proposed that the FOXF1 locus at 16q24.1 may be a subject of genomic imprinting. FINDINGS: Using custom-designed aCGH and Sanger sequencing, we have identified a novel de novo 104 kb genomic deletion upstream of FOXF1 in a patient with histopathologically verified full phenotype of ACDMPV...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818938/modulation-of-ambient-temperature-promotes-inflammation-and-initiates-atherosclerosis-in-wild-type-c57bl-6-mice
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Daniel A Giles, Bhama Ramkhelawon, Elizabeth M Donelan, Traci E Stankiewicz, Susan B Hutchison, Rajib Mukherjee, Monica Cappelletti, Rebekah Karns, Christopher L Karp, Kathryn J Moore, Senad Divanovic
OBJECTIVES: Obesity and obesity-associated inflammation is central to a variety of end-organ sequelae including atherosclerosis, a leading cause of death worldwide. Although mouse models have provided important insights into the immunopathogenesis of various diseases, modeling atherosclerosis in mice has proven difficult. Specifically, wild-type (WT) mice are resistant to developing atherosclerosis, while commonly used genetically modified mouse models of atherosclerosis are poor mimics of human disease...
November 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814320/work-life-balance-does-age-matter
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Anita Richert-Kaźmierska, Katarzyna Stankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Work-life balance is a priority of EU policies but at the same time demographic change affects the labour market. Employers have to deal with the ageing of their employees and adjust human resource management to maintain their competitiveness. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the article is to answer research questions: whether the age of workers determines their assessment of the work-life balance, and whether there is a relationship between the worker's age and their assessment of the activities undertaken by their employer to provide them with work-life balance...
October 31, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797097/neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-elderly
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Michał Stankiewicz-Rudnicki
The aim of the presented review is to highlight the clinical problem of postoperative residual curarization (PORC) following general anaesthesia in the elderly. Possible complications of PORC are described along with age-induced changes in pharmacokinetics of long and intermediate-acting neuromuscular blocking agents. This is intended to facilitate the selection and to promote appropriate intraoperative use of muscle relaxants in patients over the age of 65 years.
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772553/cav3-mutation-in-a-patient-with-transient-hyperckemia-and-myalgia
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Anna Macias, Tomasz Gambin, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Shalini N Jhangiani, Anna Kolasa, Ewa Obersztyn, James R Lupski, Pawel Stankiewicz, Anna Kaminska
Mutations in caveolin-3 (CAV3) can lead to different clinical phenotypes affecting skeletal or cardiac muscles. Here, we describe a patient with Klinefelter syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Sjögren syndrome, who developed transient hyperCKemia, myalgia and mild muscular weakness. Using whole exome sequencing (WES), a missense mutation G169A was found in the CAV3 gene. In addition, we identified a homozygous frameshift deletion in MS4A12 that may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease, further demonstrating usefulness of WES in dual molecular diagnoses...
November 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760038/bacterial-contamination-of-boar-semen-and-its-relationship-to-sperm-quality-preserved-in-commercial-extender-containing-gentamicin-sulfate
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D Gączarzewicz, J Udała, M Piasecka, B Błaszczyk, T Stankiewicz
This study was designed to determine the degree and type of bacterial contamination in boar semen (79 ejaculates from Large White and Landrace boars) and its consequences for sperm quality during storage (27 extended semen samples, 16°C for five days) under practical conditions of artificial insemination (AI). The results revealed the presence of aerobic bacteria in 99% of the ejaculates (from 80 to 370 ×106 colony-forming units/mL). Most of the ejaculates contained two or three bacterial contaminants, while the Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Pseudomonas bacterial genera were most frequently isolated...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708712/one-pedigree-we-all-may-have-come-from-did-adam-and-eve-have-the-chromosome-2-fusion
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Paweł Stankiewicz
BACKGROUND: In contrast to Great Apes, who have 48 chromosomes, modern humans and likely Neandertals and Denisovans have and had, respectively, 46 chromosomes. The reduction in chromosome number was caused by the head-to-head fusion of two ancestral chromosomes to form human chromosome 2 (HSA2) and may have contributed to the reproductive barrier with Great Apes. RESULTS: Next generation sequencing and molecular clock analyses estimated that this fusion arose prior to our last common ancestor with Neandertal and Denisovan hominins ~ 0...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703147/variants-in-skp1-prob1-and-il17b-genes-at-keratoconus-5q31-1-q35-3-susceptibility-locus-identified-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Justyna A Karolak, Tomasz Gambin, Jose A Pitarque, Andrea Molinari, Shalini Jhangiani, Pawel Stankiewicz, James R Lupski, Marzena Gajecka
Keratoconus (KTCN) is a protrusion and thinning of the cornea, resulting in impairment of visual function. The extreme genetic heterogeneity makes it difficult to discover factors unambiguously influencing the KTCN phenotype. In this study, we used whole-exome sequencing (WES) and Sanger sequencing to reduce the number of candidate genes at the 5q31.1-q35.3 locus and to prioritize other potentially relevant variants in an Ecuadorian family with KTCN. We applied WES in two affected KTCN individuals from the Ecuadorian family that showed a suggestive linkage between the KTCN phenotype and the 5q31...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695498/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-neonates-in-the-magnetic-resonance-compatible-incubator
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Monika Bekiesińska-Figatowska, Ewa Helwich, Magdalena Rutkowska, Joanna Stankiewicz, Iwona Terczyńska
INTRODUCTION: The authors present the first experience in neonatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations using an MR compatible incubator (INC) at the Institute of Mother and Child. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-nine examinations of 47 newborns (20 girls, 27 boys) were performed using the GE Signa HDxt 1.5T system and INC Nomag IC 1.5. Demographic data, anesthetic methods and MRI findings in the INC in comparison with previously performed imaging were analyzed...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638768/lethal-lung-hypoplasia-and-vascular-defects-in-mice-with-conditional-foxf1-overexpression
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Avinash V Dharmadhikari, Jenny J Sun, Krzysztof Gogolewski, Brandi L Carofino, Vladimir Ustiyan, Misty Hill, Tadeusz Majewski, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Monica J Justice, Russell S Ray, Mary E Dickinson, Vladimir V Kalinichenko, Anna Gambin, Paweł Stankiewicz
FOXF1 heterozygous point mutations and genomic deletions have been reported in newborns with the neonatally lethal lung developmental disorder, alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACDMPV). However, no gain-of-function mutations in FOXF1 have been identified yet in any human disease conditions. To study the effects of FOXF1 overexpression in lung development, we generated a Foxf1 overexpression mouse model by knocking-in a Cre-inducible Foxf1 allele into the ROSA26 (R26) locus...
November 15, 2016: Biology Open
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